New Map Available for Operation Velvet Shell
22/01/2017 12:00 PM
Start Year Two on the rocky shore of Ibiza, Spain, with Rainbow Six Operation Velvet Shell. The vivid new multiplayer map “Coastline” both available in PVP and PVE is designed to drive a surrounding flow of combat for a final rush at its core.
Get ready for an effervescent night ambiance with neon lights of bars, and open-air parties, which Ibiza is famous for. Daytime is a hazy afternoon on a hot summer day after a long night out.
Assistant Art Director Karine Letourneau discussed the elements that inspired this map “Following an anonymous tip reporting a threat in a famous nightclub, all party goers were rushed out for an emergency evacuation. To contain the situation, local authorities requested the assistance of Grupo Especial de Operaciones (G.E.O.) to safeguard the perimeter,” Letourneau explained.
As for the art direction, she disclosed that the goal was to depict a thwarted paradise, a place where leisure reaches dangerous heights. The map’s signature is the fine line between appeal and chaos: “we wanted to capture that feeling of trepidation when you are standing in a place that should be fun, but suddenly becomes more dangerous than you could imagine. You can still see traces of the panic and commotion that took place during the evacuation,” said Letrouneau.
The indoor facility has several bars with the remains of a 17th century naval defense in its backdrop. For Letourneau, this was an opportunity to depict “a clash between heritage and modernity and show how a popular nightclub can invade an olden fort.”
To learn more about our new map, be sure to join us in Montreal for the Six Invitational, starting on February 3rd. You can also tune in on the official Twitch channel for this massive 3-day celebration revealing the Year 2 Roadmap, Operation Velvet Shell live demo, Dev panels, and intense Pro League competition. Find out more here.